Question from a reader:
Is it true the Bible teaches that after we die we will enter a “soul sleep”? Ecclesiastes 12:7 says the spirit returns to God. If there were no soul sleep wouldn’t that verse say the spirit goes straight to Heaven or Hell?
... The Biblical doctrine of the afterlife develops through the entire Bible (As God revealed more of his Word to humanity, we learn more about what life is after we die). Therefore by understanding what has been revealed in all of Scripture we can have a more complete and confident understanding of Heaven and Hell.